Garmology season finale! Four garmsmen gather – S01 E34

It’s time to call it a wrap and close season 1, so I gathered three of the regular guests for a free-form chat about this and that, the problem of vintage rags, the siren call of the unfindable, why we are the nightmare of retailers, finding rabbit holes, pencil-sharpeners, how Britpop killed UK fashion, dads in parkas and the question of what Patrick Grant really smells like.

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  • James Ross 03/12/2020 at 18:18

    I used to be prissy about gifts of clothing because they were often something I would not think to buy. Then I realized that can be a benefit by broadening my perspective and introducing a bit of randomness, one of the engines of evolution. Of course, it doesn’t all work out, but some items I really delight in, my first flat cap, a pair of red jeans, a pair of flannel-lined Carhartt jeans and more. Four guys times two hours leaves a lot to unpack from your chat.

  • James Ross 09/12/2020 at 17:40

    Another thought. Are vintage clothes haunted beyond, say, the ghost of a round snuff tin on the back pocket of old Levis? A stylist related that when she took a reggae band to a vintage shop, the lead singer left the store because these were ” dead peoples’ clothes”. That said, the clothing of celebrities is more valuable if it hasn’t been cleaned. It’s their DNA ?

  • boucherdebois 10/12/2020 at 17:58

    During La Belle Epoque cousins Georgie, Nickie and Willie enjoyed dressing up in uniforms, with the Kaiser changing his up to 4 or 5 times a day. For extra fun, he might don a British admiral’s uniform when visiting with the King. It was all harmless and a jolly good time until it wasn’t.


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